J.S. asks from Chester, VA on January 22, 2007
Pretty Nursing Bras?
This is my second pregnancy, and the nursing bras I bought last time were so UGLY that I was very very sick of them long before the year was up. I've checked a few online maternity stores, and JCPenny, and everything seems to be pretty ugly. Does anyone have advice for where to get colorful or otherwise pretty nursing bras?
So What Happened?™
I just noticed recently that Victoria Secret is now carrying nursing bras! It must have been my letter to them, ha ha just kidding!
Thank you all for your help - I was able to find a few that weren't so icky, using your suggestions. I still wish they came in colors, though! Its hard to feel pretty when wearing such plain bras! I did email VS with a suggestion that they start a maternity line :)
L.L. answers from Richmond on January 25, 2007
I got some pretty ones from Motherhood Maternity, and they were fairly inexpensive. However it seems the most comfortable and supportive one I have is the ugly one I paid like $35 for at the hospital lactation store!
J.M. answers from Charlotte on January 23, 2007
I saw some pretty cute lacy ____@____.com also had a few different colors to choose from. And they just about always have some on clearance. I preferred the camisoles w/ the built in bras. A regular bra was just too uncomfortable for the first 3 months, but that could just be b/c I'm very gifted in that area to start with.
A.B. answers from Charlotte on January 23, 2007
Agent Provecteur has awesome nursing bras. They cost more, but they make you feel better about yourself. There aren't any stores near here, you have to order online.
L.M. answers from Charlotte on January 23, 2007
I found a cute black/lacy around the sides number at Babies R Us in their Motherhood Maternity section. I would assume Motherhood Maternity would have them as well.
A.C. answers from Norfolk on January 23, 2007
Motherwear has a pretty good selection of nursing bras. I find that they don't always hold up realy well, but many of them are prettier than the standard fare. I think the website is Motherwear.com.
S.T. answers from Raleigh on January 23, 2007
If you live in the Raleigh, NC area, one of the best places to get nice nursing bras is the Women's Resource Center at Rex Hospital. It is located on the first floor of the Family Birth Center at Rex on Lake Boone Trail. Another good place is Cravings. It is a maternity shop but also has some nursing mothers' bras and clothing.
R.R. answers from Norfolk on January 23, 2007
i AM ALSO GETTING READY TO NURSE MY SECOND CHILD..MY FIRST QUIT AT 14 MONTHS THEN I GOT PREG AGAIN. SO WE ARE IN THE SAME BOAT..I DONT KNOW HOW CLOSE YOU ARE TO VA..BUT CHES GENERAL HAS A GREAT LAC DEPT WITH ALL THE BRAS ACCESSORIES YOU COULD NEED..ALSO THERE IS ONE OFF VOLVO PARKWAY IN MED ATRIUM RUN BY SENTARA... CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR WANT MORE INFO :)
S.O. answers from Charlotte on January 23, 2007
belliesnbabies.com I believe it is, had a couple really pretty ones last time I was on there. I wouldn't worry about wearing it the entire time you nurse! I ditched mine as soon as I could! I was still wearing it, and I complained about it, and my sister said, "why are you still wearing a nursing bra? just wear a regular bra!" It works, no hassle, unless it's underwire. When I was at home, I just wore the leisure/sleep bra, that opened in the front (just bought it at walmart, not a maternity of nursing bra) and it was so much easier and much more comfortable.
Find what works for you and don't feel you have to have a nursing bra. Basically in the beginning, when the baby is nursing all the time is when it's really best. After that, I'd say get a regular bra that you can easily nurse in!
But they are making better nursing bras now. At least better than they did when I was nursing my now 4 1/2 year old.
H.M. answers from Norfolk on January 23, 2007
I have breastfed all four of my kids. With the first 2 I wore the ugly nursing bras. I didn't even bother with nursing bras the last two times. I just wear regular bras. I would pull the bra up over my breast when they nursed, and when they were done, I would pull it back down. It also eliminated the need to do up those awkward clips or buckles on nursing bras. It doesn't work well with underwire bras though.
K.S. answers from Raleigh on May 21, 2008
I went back to my own bra once I was very established. I nursed with a shawl, and would reach up and raise it over my breast, nurse, and after I put baby down, reach back up and adjust. I felt so much better. The nursing bras never support me like my own.